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WFX Announces Winners for Solomon Awards Program

WFX Announces Winners for Solomon Awards Program

Growing and Tech-Savvy Churches are Recognized for Excellence

The winners of the 2008 WFX Solomon Awards were acknowledged in Houston today at the Worship Facilities Conference & Expo (WFX). The Solomon Awards, presented by Church Production Magazine and Worship Facilities magazine, provided churches across the nation with recognition for their excellence in facilities design, operation, use, and A/V production.

All projects in this year’s program must have been completed between January 1, 2003 and August 8, 2008. Multiple awards were given per category based on church size.

The following is a complete listing of the 2008 winning companies and projects. Product descriptions and categories entered are listed online at http://www.wfxweb.com/houston/programming/solomonawardswinners.html .

Most Innovative Church Facility:
Bright Side Baptist Church: Lancaster, PA
Mount Paran Church: Atlanta, GA

Best Building Contractor
The Beck Group: First Baptist Church Dallas Criswell Center, Dallas, TX
Cogun, Inc.: Rock Bridge Community Church, Dalton, GA

Best Church Architect
BGW Services: Lutheran Church of St. Andrew, Silver Spring, MD
Visioneering Studios: Central Christian Church, Beloit, WI
Studio RED Architects: Fellowship of the Woodlands, The Woodlands, TX

Best Church Design: New Construction Project
Hope Chapel / The Salvation Army: Las Vegas, NV
Bright Side Baptist Church: Lancaster, PA
Watermark Community Church: Dallas, TX

Best Church Design: Expansion Project
Hamilton Hills Baptist Church: Fishers, IN
Canyon Ridge Christian Church: Las Vegas, NV

Best Church Design: Renovation Project
Richland Hills Church of Christ: North Richland Hills, TX
LaGrange Bible Church: LaGrange, IL
Moraine Valley Church: Palos Heights, IL

Best Construction Management: New Construction Project
Hammen Contracting, Inc: Lutheran Church of St. Andrew, Silver Spring, MD

Best Special Project
Bright Side Baptist Church: Lancaster, PA
Willow Creek Community Church: South Barrington, IL
Sight & Sound Ministries: Branson, MO

BEST OVERALL BUILDING PROJECT
Bright Side Baptist Church: Lancaster, PA

Best Design, Implementation and Operation: Audio Equipment/System
Design 2020: First Baptist Church Simsponville, Simpsonville,SC
Acoustic Dimensions: Resurrection Life Church, Grandville, MI
Ravi Zacharias Internationa Ministries: Norcross, GA

Best Design, Implementation and Operation: Video Equipment/System
Temple of Greater Beth-EL: Phoenix, AZ

Most Innovative Production
Victory Life Outreach: Sherman, TX
Faith Church: New Milford, CT
Mt. Bethel United Methodist Church/Live it Live! Production Team: Marietta, GA
Sight & Sound Ministries: Branson, MO

Best Technical Production Team
Spring Place Church of God of Prophecy: Cleveland, TN
Forestville Baptist Church: Greenville, SC
Westover Church: Greensboro, NC

Best Technical Director
Ryan Hodges, Van Buren First Assembly of God: Van Buren, AR

Best Technical Contractor
MusiCraft: First Baptist Church Simpsonville, Simpsonville, SC

Best Technical Consultant
Don Allensworth and New Ground Group: WestHills Church, Villa Rica, GA
Design 2020: Rock Bridge Community Church, Dalton, GA

BEST OVERALL A/V PROJECT
Mt. Bethel United Methodist Church/Live it Live! Production Team: Marietta, GA

Additional information on the contestants is currently featured online here. For further information on the awards program, please contact Cindy Server at cserver@ehpub.com or 508-663-1500 x311.

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